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Rob Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

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    One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- asked for a separate trial.

    Robert Blagojevich's lawyers say they don't want their client to suffer from any "spillover" from the trial. In a court filing, Rob Blago's lawyer said "the publicity and media exposure regarding Rod Blagojevich will distract the jury's focus of the case and the evidence against Robert Blagojevich."

    Which is another way of saying please, don't pay too much attention to the pages and pages of the prosecution's case that mention my name.

    Especially this part:

    Regarding filling the Senate seat, Robert Blagojevich stated his advice was that Blagojevich “make sure it’s tit for tat, man you get something. I wouldn’t give anything away.” 


    The Blagojevich brothers' legal troubles have caused some strain between the two, Rob Blago has admitted previously.